DJs are not ‘just the people who love music,’ they have the capability to give music a new form. Many people love music, but their love for music is confined within the limits of listening and maybe singing. What DJs do is basically, giving life to the parties, the lyrics, and the surroundings. Producing music and providing the perfect beats to the songs is a spectacular talent. There are certain qualities in DJs which discriminate them from the ordinary people who love music. Common qualities of all DJs can be summarized as:
1. Being passionate
DJs are very passionate about both their music and career. They not only produce music but also try to connect with the crowd, trying to express their emotions through their music. Music is the only career they desire to pursue. Investing hours and hours in the studio, producing right beats and delightful music, pushing themselves hard to make their dream come true – that is the passion every DJ withholds within himself/herself.
The creation of music goes with the uniqueness of a person. Even if someone is passionate about something, there are several other people having the same love for it (maybe more resources as well). What changes the game is to know what makes you stand out, how are you different from others pursuing the same thing?
DJs are aware of their individuality, that’s what makes them stand out from the other musicians. All they do is pour their unique creativity into their music and the crowd will fall in love with their music.
3. Willingness to work hard
DJs are exceptionally talented and creative people, who work day and night to hit the sky. Especially when it comes to the competitive world of Electronic Dance Music, Dubstep, and Electronic House, they never shy away from being stuck in the studio for hours experimenting with their music. Spending days with their mixing consoles, monitor screen, headphones, and other devices, to up their game in the field, their dedication is irresistible.
4. Willing to learn more
Success comes with tremendous struggles, but the process of learning is an ongoing process. With success comes a feeling that there is nothing left to learn, that’s when one starts dropping down. The success drains, and all one is left with is regret.
The process of learning is never supposed to stop in order to succeed. DJs are always willing to learn more, experiment more, and put in more efforts. Music keeps evolving with time. So, never stop grasping new aspects of music and producing new styles.
Producers are needed to be creative and progressive. Their products need to be innovative and different than the ones that are already produced. DJs are no different. People always expect something new and different from DJs, something they have never heard of. DJs select from a vast range of exceptional recordings by various artists, combine beats using their sense of music to create one delightfully electrifying record. To make all that happen, DJs are obliged to be creative at all times.
6. Being humble
To succeed, it is important for you to be humble to others (especially their fans). This is one quality that all DJs should have. They must be humble and polite to their fans and their colleagues. The music industry, like any other industry, takes years to stabilize your career. Success does not come overnight.
A DJ needs to know that they have to be patient no matter what. With believing in themselves, they need to believe in their work. The journey to the top is never smooth, it has ups and downs. A music producer or a DJ must never cut off out of frustration or anger. They need to be in everyone’s good books, especially their fans because the fan base is the essential part of their journey to success.
Work towards above common qualities to have a successful DJ career.